Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
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    Father's Day Bus Tour Package

    This Father’s Day give your Dad a great afternoon of history. Get a sense of what it was like to live ... Read Article »

    Lego Batman flies into the Museum

    There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker’s ... Read Article »

    The Lessons of Songbirds

    April 29 & 30, Saturday & Sunday MAY IS NEBRASKA BIRD MONTH, and we are kicking it off with a film ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum


    Summer Fun | Registration NOW OPEN! | This summer, get up close with art, science, and history! Class details here. Register early. Classes fill quickly! If the class you want is full, call anyway and add your name to our waiting list. If we get enough interest, we’ll offer another section!

    Messenger-PosterThe Lessons of Songbirds | April 29 & 30 | May is Nebraska Bird Month and we are kicking it off with a film & more! See ‘The Messenger’, a visually thrilling tribute to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird. Combine with a tour of our bird collection or a presentation by Mary Brown. Details here

    Daniel_Tiger's_Neighborhood_logoFREE Daniel Tiger Film & Activities | Sun, April 30 | 4p | NET is hitting the road and coming to HPL & Hastings Museum for a screening of the all new Movie, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip! Children and families can enjoy the film, do fun activities, and have a meet & greet with Katerina Kittycat.

    img_3070-western-meadlowlarkUp Close: Birds, Identifying them by sight & sound | Fri, May 12, 10-11am & Sat, May 13, 11-Noon | May is Nebraska Bird Month and we will be getting up close with local birds and learn how to identify them visually by color and through their songs and calls. We will also discuss how to attract these birds to your yard. Details Here

    four-robin-eggs1Preschool Playday:Birds | Sat, May 13 | 10-10:45am | May is Nebraska Bird Month and we will be learning about birds, bird calls, and how to make a bird nest! Details Here

    74497___gustavorezende___Kids_6_03Solar Observing: Returns May 27 | 11-Noon | Weather Permitting | A FREE opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun – to get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system! Details here

    solar-eclipse-2016Solar Eclipse Activity Calendar: Here
    In preparation for this solar phenomenon we have set up educational programs every month leading up to Aug 21.


    New Exhibit | To celebrate Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood, the Hastings Museum and the Adams County Historical Society have teamed up to install a new exhibit, Honorable Mentions: 150 Years of Adams County History. The exhibit will honor past and present citizens of Adams County who have had an impact on the county and the state of Nebraska. Details here

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